Lady Gaga And Beyonce Make Top 10 On Forbes 'Most Powerful Women' List
October 8, 2010 at 6:54 AM (PT)
LADY GAGA and BEYONCE KNOWLES have been included in the top 10 of the 2010 FORBES Most Powerful Women In The World list. The singers, who collaborated on the single "Telephone," came in 7th and 9th respectively, joining a host of political leaders including Secretary of State HILARY CLINTON and German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL in the poll.
First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA took the number-one spot.
According to FORBES, this year's index was based more on creative influence and entrepreneurship, leading to the inclusion of BEYONCE and GAGA.
Said FORBESWOMEN VP/Publisher MOIRA FORBES, "The women on our list, through their respective realms of power and influence, are shaping many of the agenda setting conversations of our day. They have built companies and brands, sometimes by non-traditional means, and they have broken through gender barriers in areas of commerce, politics, sports and media and cultural zeitgeist, and thereby affecting the lives of millions, sometimes billions of people."